This engaging new Cronenberg outing may be a chatty borefest to the uninitiated. This may split audiences but those who have the strength and patience may find this an amusing, absorbing, and profound look on the state of the economy and the pretentious life of the rich. Film explores Pattinson's life in a day who plays a billionaire asset manager whose goal is to get to the barber shop riding his limo whilst a President visits the city causing blockades of protests and death threats. One of Cronenberg's non-mainstream best.
This amazing film unlike you've ever seen dissects the state of film industry via the actor's odyssey, among many others, with a comment on film versus digital wedged in between. Lavant plays Monsieur Oscar whose life revolves around portraying different characters in various appointments from dawn to midnight. Must-see, one of the year's best.
This meta-message filled movie is the penumultimate denouement for slasher/cabin in the woods horror flicks. Surprises-filled movie turns by-the-numbers plot into extremely interesting and supremely satisfying film filled not only with twists but with a deeper message on the state of horror/slasher flicks that no other movie has ventured. Competently-written script ups the ante at every twist and turn. May split audiences but def one of the year's best.
The plotholes are glaring but don't let them distract you from enjoying this absorbing sci-fi, time travel flick set in the future when assassins get some cool assignments by killing mercenaries from the future in exchange for silver bars, or so they think. Things spin around when a so-called "Rain Maker" closes the "loop" by sending the assassins' future selves for execution by themselves. Interesting concept may not have been thoroughly thought out by writer-director Johnson but brings out solid perfs from Levitt, Willis, Blunt, and most especially newcomer child actor Gagnon.